The Big Apple Drops on the Net

Nothing to do this New Year's? Join New York and San Francisco this year as they bring in 1996 on the Net.

The Times Square apple is dropping in on the Internet this year. The 88th Ball Lowering Ceremony will begin at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve and will feature live video and audio. Approximately 675 international cybercaf?s are expected to join the party.

The New Year's Eve bash will include 20,000 pom-poms, 3,000 pounds of confetti, and a laser light show.

Apple Computer and Bill Graham Presents are also sponsoring a New Year's party on the Net called SFNYE. Performers include Santana, Gin Blossoms, and War. The event will start at 6 p.m. PT and will be accessible by using Apple QuickTime Live.

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